- The former UFC champion has demonstrated his devastating punching power
- Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou will fight in Saudi Arabia on March 8
- The 37-year-old believes he has improved since being defeated by Tyson Fury
Francis Ngannou has given Anthony Joshua a brutal warning ahead of his next fight after displaying his devastating power.
The former UFC heavyweight champion is set for his second professional boxing fight when he faces Joshua in Saudi Arabia on March 8 after previously impressing in his loss against Tyson Fury.
Joshua is trying to keep his plans of becoming a three-time world heavyweight title holder alive by beating Ngannou in hopes of setting up a unification fight against the eventual winner of the Oleksandr Usyk and Fury fight.
Ngannou is known for his terrifying knockout power and holds the record for the world’s strongest punch which clocked his one-punch power at a staggering 129,161 units.
Now he has taken the opportunity to once again demonstrate his incredible power ahead of his contest with Joshua by showing off a punching machine in a gym.
Francis Ngannou has given a brutal warning to Anthony Joshua ahead of his next fight
Ngannou unleashed a huge right hand before his clash with Joshua
Ngannou is known for his terrifying knockout power and holds the record for the world’s hardest punch.
Ngannou shared a video of himself punching the machine holding him still before pulling his arm back a short distance in preparation to deliver the big blow.
The 37-year-old then connects with the punchball and vibrates the machine with the power of his forehand.
The digits on the scoreboard immediately began to skyrocket and quickly reached a high of 999 in recognition of Ngannou’s effort.
Joshua will have to be careful not to get hit by Ngannou’s dominant hand, fearing that the Cameroonian could knock out his English opponent.
Joshua’s chin strength has been tested in previous clashes and he faltered against the lighter-built Usyk in both of his title fights against the Ukrainian.
Joshua believes he will knock out Ngannou when the pair fight in Saudi Arabia in March.
The former heavyweight holder previously praised Ngannou’s power, but admitted his confidence in knocking out the former UFC star.
‘We knew Francis had a reputation for being the biggest puncher in the world, but the surprise was how well he boxed.
These are notes I’ve already taken on him. His style, where he is dangerous, where he could get trapped. On fight night I will go into the ring knowing everything about him.
“Everything I need to know to get another damn knockout,” he added.